How Nasal Deviation Linked To Anxiety And Depression
Aug20

How Nasal Deviation Linked To Anxiety And Depression

Can Deviated Septum Cause Depression Or Anxiety If you already suffer from deviated septum, you may understand the severity of this disorder. It is a problem causes unexpected health issues wherein anxiety and depression are big ones. The damaged nasal passages can put psychological effect that leads to headaches, nose bleeding and several other problems.  It may detract the life quality of a sufferer and thus, contributes to promote...

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Can A Deviated Septum Cause Headaches
Aug17

Can A Deviated Septum Cause Headaches

Deviated Septum & Headaches Deviated septum which is a nasal disorder and it is said that 4 out of 5 people are suffering from this problem today. Many patients of deviated septum have made statement that they have got headaches due to their septum disorder. To learn the intensity of this issue, you must understand what septum exactly is and the meaning of deviated septum. So, septum is called to the partition within left and...

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Can a Deviated Septum Cause a Lung Infection
Aug14

Can a Deviated Septum Cause a Lung Infection

Thorough Information On Deviated Septum The deviated septum and nasal septum both are same. The problem occurs in nose and the main reason that cause septum disorder is an accident or any environmental infection. The bone inside the nose is called septum which detaches the sides of nasal cavity. There are several elements around this bone that cover septum naming bendable cartilage, skin and mucus membrane. All of them jointly make...

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What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Deviated Septum Surgery
Jun26

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Deviated Septum Surgery

Deviated Septum Surgery & Anesthesia Types In case, you are bearing the critical condition of deviated septum that has disfigured your nose or face, then the mostly recommended treatment is surgery. This surgery is called septoplasty which is done under an ENT expert in an operation theatre. For this surgery, surgeons either use sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia. After administering any anesthesia, the patient gets...

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How to Breathe Better With Deviated Septum
Jun16

How to Breathe Better With Deviated Septum

Deviated Septum Causes Problem In Breathing The patients of deviated septum mostly suffer from inadequate breathing. If you are also having same issue and you want to fix this issue up, then this is a right place where you can find solution of this problem. Sometimes, when you are not sure about deviated septum, then through breathing problem can be taken as a certain symptom of this concern. The person who does not have this problem,...

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How Do You Know If You Have a Deviated Septum?
May28

How Do You Know If You Have a Deviated Septum?

A deviated septum is a medical term referred to a displacement of the nasal septum (thin wall between the right nostril and left nostril) to one side. Ideally, the nasal septum separates both nostrils equally. However, in deviated septum, one nasal passage or nostril is smaller than the other side. People with Deviated Septum There are no symptoms in many cases of deviated septum. In fact, there are a lot of people suffering from...

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Cleaning the Nose after Deviated Septum Surgery
May07

Cleaning the Nose after Deviated Septum Surgery

Cleaning the nose post deviated septum surgery must be done with utmost care. In fact, cleaning after any type of surgery should be done with utmost care, even if it is not deviated septum surgery. Cleaning the nose after the surgery is very important, since patient’s post operation are at a very high risk for acquiring infection. Doctors will prescribe anti-bacterial medications to help in preventing infection and speed up healing...

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Temporary & Permanent Treatment for a Deviated Septum – Which is Better?
Mar29

Temporary & Permanent Treatment for a Deviated Septum – Which is Better?

Deviated septum treatment is available in two forms; the first is a temporary solution to the many problems associated with a deviated septum, the second in a more permanent cure which involves going under the knife. While it would be better to go for the permanent treatment i.e. surgery, the choice is entirely up to you. Temporary Treatment for a Deviated Septum As the name suggests, these cures are temporary and usually help in...

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Deviated Septum Surgery Cost
Mar23

Deviated Septum Surgery Cost

Surgery in general, no matter the type is costly. A deviated septum surgery is no different, depending on a number of factors, the cost of your surgery will range from 1500-3000$ (this is only the base charge!). Factors Affecting the Cost of Deviated Septum Surgery The many factors which affect the cost of septoplasty (deviated septum surgery) are: Severity: Based on how severely your septum is deviated, the cost of the surgery will...

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Tips for Selecting a Plastic Surgeon to Perform your Deviated Septum Surgery
Dec08

Tips for Selecting a Plastic Surgeon to Perform your Deviated Septum Surgery

I will be providing a few simple tips to select the best surgeon to perform deviated septum surgery on you. The first step is to select the type of deviated septum surgery. Types of Deviated Septum Surgery Deviated Septum Surgery is of two types: Reparative: In this type of surgery i.e. septoplasty. The surgeon will simple correct the deviated part of your septum by cutting it off. This will allow you to breathe freely and smoothly....

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Headaches Triggered by a Deviated Septum
Nov29

Headaches Triggered by a Deviated Septum

Different types of headaches can be triggered by a deviated septum based on the amount of deviation and your general fitness. The nasal septum’s main function is to divide the nose into two equal halves to allow for optimum and smooth flow of air into the lungs. If you suffer any trauma to the nose in an accident then your nasal septum may shift from the midline and become deviated. A deviated septum will not allow for smooth...

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Non-Surgical Correction of a Deviated Septum?
Oct24

Non-Surgical Correction of a Deviated Septum?

  You may have many doubts and questions regarding non-surgical cures for your deviated septum. I have searched the internet, and I have found a few answers as given by ENT specialists on commonly asked deviated septum questions. Hope this helps you. Will Injections Work for My Deviated Septum? As of today there is no magic injection which can cure a deviated nasal septum. While in the future an injection may be developed whose...

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What is a Submucosal Resection or SMR?
Oct21

What is a Submucosal Resection or SMR?

If you suffer from a deviated nasal septum, depending on the severity of the deviation, you will face a number of problems such as: Nose bleeds Recurring sinus infections Headaches Severe nasal congestion Snoring The only permanent cure available for this condition is surgery. If you have visited an ENT specialist, he or she would have suggested a Septoplasty or a Submucosal Resection as a cure, depending on the amount of deviation....

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What is a Deviated Septum?
Sep27

What is a Deviated Septum?

Did you hear the words “Deviated Septum”, and are wondering what exactly it is, then by the time you finish reading this article, you will know the basics of this condition which is quite common. Definition of a Deviated Septum   A deviated septum is defined as the deviation of the nasal septum because of which the nostrils are separated  into two unequal halves. Ideally speaking, the nasal septum should remain right at the...

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How to Understand the Signs & Diagnose a Deviated Septum
Sep18

How to Understand the Signs & Diagnose a Deviated Septum

  The symptoms which you may notice due to a deviated septum occur because of the direct and indirect effects on the proper nasal function because of the deviation. First some background information on the types of deviated septum’s which are present. Classification of Deviated Septum’s Impaction: This condition is marked by an angulation of the nasal septum, this occurs with a spur which is in contact with the lateral wall....

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How to Prepare For a Visit to an ENT Specialist for a Deviated Septum
Sep15

How to Prepare For a Visit to an ENT Specialist for a Deviated Septum

  If you notice symptoms such as: Nose bleeds Recurring sinus infection Nasal congestion Facial pain Noisy breathing which sleeping Or if you suspect that you suffer from a deviated septum, then you should set up an appointment with an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist referred by your family doctor. The time which you get to spend with the doctor will be limited, thus it is important to prepare a list of questions which you...

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Deviated Septum Surgery
Sep12

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Deviated Septum Surgery

  What exactly is a Deviated Septum? A deviated septum is a condition where the cartilage and bone are misshaped; this causes a deviation to occur inside the nose which causes unevenness in the nose. Due to this unevenness, many problems such as nose bleeds, congestion, headaches, and recurring sinus infections occur. What is a Septoplasty? Septoplasty is the surgical cure for a deviated septum. The surgeon will cut and remove...

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A Few Q&A Regarding Surgical & Non-Surgical Cures for a Deviated Septum
Aug31

A Few Q&A Regarding Surgical & Non-Surgical Cures for a Deviated Septum

Is a Non-Surgical Cure available for a Deviated Septum?   If your septum is majorly deviated or deformed, surgery is the only option. In the future a liquid may be invented, which when injected into the nose dissolves the cartilage, thus allowing surgeons to change the shape of the septum to remove any deviation. While research is being done on this topic, as of today for a major deformity no non surgical cure exists. Can the new...

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When do I see the doctor again, and when should I see improvement in my breathing?

You will have your first post-operative visit one week after surgery, and if everything looks good, two weeks after that and then one month after that.  It takes about 4-6 weeks for all the incisions to heal inside the nose.  Each week there will be improvement; usually by six weeks you will have the expected long-term result of the surgery. (Source: Alexa S. Lessow, M.D. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surger; Facial Plastic, Sinus and...

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What is the post-operative recovery like after septal surgery?

The pain is minimal after septal surgery.  You are given a prescription for strong pain medication but likely will need it only in the first 24 hours.  After that, you may use extra strength Tylenol.  You may have some headache and the inside of the nose may feel a little sore.  What people complain about most is nasal congestion.  You will have swelling inside the nose and may feel very stuffy for the first week.  Salt water rinses...

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